What A Lie, What A Life

One of the things that’s deterred me from “lifestyle blogging” is that need for perfection. Whenever I do make posts from my house or of my things, I typically shove all the clutter into one corner and fake myself a house that looks like the houses all the bloggers have. Since we’ve done renos and continued to live life between the renos, there have been fewer and fewer spots wherein...

A Week of Wardrobe: July 11th – July 17th, 2016

Let’s talk about pattern mixing a bit, because I’ve been getting obsessed with it as of late. There are rules all over about pattern mixing, but the real trick is having an eye for it, as well as training your eye to see patterns that mix well. It used to be I’d only pattern mix with something geometric (like stripes or polka-dots) with something a bit more wild (florals or...

WIP Moodboard: “The Wheel”

Since I’ve started complaining about my self-proclaimed “writer crisis”, I can freely admit that I haven’t done much to get out of my funk. I go through patches where I think that I could easily just stop writing. I’ve published a book. Readers have emailed me to tell me that my writing helped them feel less like garbage. Book blogs write nice reviews. I’ve achieved what I’ve wanted but I...

Friday Night Track: Wild Beasts – “Get My Bang”

Since 2009, I’ve considered the Wild Beasts my favourite band. I recommend them to friends who like indie music┬ámore often than not. They’re also one of the only bands that Jon and I both really, really, really like enough that we can get drunk together and talk about how amazing they are. I dunno how you can really properly “rate” a band — and I know that rating is kind...

Canada Day 2016

I worked on Canada Day, which in some ways sucked but in other ways was also great because I recently sold a reprint of my short story, “Tourist” and made pro rate bucks for the first time ever, and after getting those sweet writer funds sent to my PayPal account, I subsequently went round the online shops to take advantage of that post-Brexit exchange rate. I spent all of my...

Playlist: Better Places

Like a lot of writers, I try to make playlists for the stories I write while writing them. Sometimes the music I listen to doesn’t quite jive with the theme I have going, so some songs get nixed and replaced with other songs I’ve I’ve written/edited/published said story. Not all stories end up with real playlists, but every so often I end up with a tale that also gets a...